The 7 Day Stretch

Posted December 27, 2012 in The 7 Day Stretch


New and emerging artists for a not-for-profit gallery invite you to view their art one last time. Twenty three member artists will have their closing ceremony in downtown Pomona. The gallery caters to its multi-cultural audience and community by fostering innovative work with contemporary issues. It may be the last you see of these artists in this gallery, but their careers and talent are bound to continue.

Thru Dec. 29. Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri & Sat, 12pm-4pm. SCA Project Gallery, 281 S. Thomas St., Ste 104, Pomona, (909) 620-5481.




Rockabilly cats are known for their slick hair, smooth clothes and great music. When Slim Jim Phantom (drummer of the Stray Cats), Tim Polecat (vocalist of the Polecats) and Jonny Bowler (bassist of Guana Batz) got together, they formed a rockabilly royalty group that goes by the name of The Whammy! It would like you to come and live the lifestyle with Whammy!, Los Mumblers and more.

8:30pm. $10. The Date Shed, 50725 Monroe St., Indio, (760) 775-6699;




Rome wasn’t built in a day and most things don’t come easy, unless you’re Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, otherwise known as the duo Air Supply. Having met while working on the theatrical production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the pair created a single in one afternoon, which shortly shot to No. 1 on the national charts. Air Supply’s love songs are still going strong since 1975.

8pm. $35-$45. Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (951) 770-4653;




The ice rink at Citizens Business Bank Arena is typically used by sweaty hockey players pushing each other around and trying to gain control of the puck. It’s surprising that in “Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream,” the same rink has been completely transformed into a magical world with rolling green hills, beautiful lights projecting whimsical images onto the ice and a large stone tower where Rapunzel resides. The show (with Dec. 27-29 shows scheduled) will actually spotlight a few of  Disney princesses who not only make dancing on ice look easy but they’ll fly above your expectations with gravity-defying acrobatics that leave you breathless. A treat for children and adults alike.

$22-$75.  Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; Dec. 27-29 shows,.




It’s New Years Eve; everyone counts down the seconds before the ball drops. This year, spare yourself the boring televised version of ringing in 2013 and check out the fireworks which will be shot from the roof of the Mission Inn for the first time ever. Party favors, a DJ, a cash bar and the traditional champagne toast will complete the night.

Dec. 31. 12am. Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 784-0300;




It’s the first day of the new year, what will you be doing? All of the alcohol from the previous night’s party will need some soaking up. Start the year on the right foot with brunch; it’s not too early and not too late in the course of your terrible hangover. A basket of breakfast bread, champagne and $5 Bloody Marys should do the trick.

11am-3pm. Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd., Temecula, (951) 694-1000;




I have a question for you . . . where are the tipis? Well this Lakota Indian term for “tipi” (pronounced teepee) is seen in an exhibit which explores the changing perceptions about Indians. With hopes of clarifying some of the misconceptions about Native Americans from the past and the present, “Where are the Tipis?” will shed some light on the facts.

Thru Oct. 20, 2013. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, 219 S. Palm Cyn. Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 778-1079;


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